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Old 20-06-2008, 13:01   #1
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Panama to Galapogos

Hey Mark,

The e-mail bounced back. I think the file size is too big to get this too you soooooo.

Herre ya go;

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Old 20-06-2008, 18:29   #2
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Your email bounced back to me too! Weird! But I got this one through no worries
I was going to reply properly and say thanks but I got dragged off the computer cos the battery decided to put up its yellow triangle!

This will be an interesting one to see if you are right. I think you may be, actually. Depending where the ITCZ actually is when we go on Monday or Tuesday.

I like the way your course runs me straight over a coupla islands! You are no insurance broker!

The boat that left yesterday is the same length as us (40ft) but weighs 16 tons to our 7.5. But he carrys 1,000 litres of fuel and is prepared to use it whereas we sail because its a friggin sail boat!!

1,000 mile race with the other guy starting 5 days ahead of us is fun if neither of us used the engine.

Thanks so much for that chart and your ideas!


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Old 23-06-2008, 18:40   #3
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I thought you might want to stop and charge the batteries?

"I like the way your course runs me straight over a coupla islands! You are no insurance broker! "

Have a safe and quick journey.

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Old 23-06-2008, 19:19   #4
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We leave tomorrow so I, too, hope theres a bit of wind. Its crazxy today.. all directions but a bit that could be helpful!

We can hope!



I think the 850 miles will be over 10 days!

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Old 24-06-2008, 07:44   #6
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Todays course vs wind over the next 5 days......

Hey Mark,

You guys must be getting ready to go, here is the latest.

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Old 24-06-2008, 08:07   #7
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Holy Cow! Thats even further south!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are leaving this afternoon if all goes well (read that as we still need to fuel and do some last minuite shopping so in Panama time it may be tomorrow!)

I do note that this time you have missed all the rocks and have plotted a course over the deepest part of the ocean!

That looks good.

The Grib file animation agrees with you.

Thanks so much for your help. I love these things!


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Hi Joli:

Is that routing software that you have? If so does it take into account a boats polars?
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Hello Charlie,

Yes it is routing software. Yes it does take into account the boat, in this instance I had to use a similar Beneteau to Marks since I do not have his boats in my data base. One other note, I ussually just send Mark the xcell file since it is not formatted here easily.

For our boat I bought the known polars from the US Sailings IRC database.

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No bump bump. The course is dictated by the winds and currents predicted over the next 5 days. Like most everything else, time changes your course.

Have a quick and safe sail.

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I do note that this time you have missed all the rocks and have plotted a course over the deepest part of the ocean!

That looks good.

The Grib file animation agrees with you.

Thanks so much for your help. I love these things!


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Old 06-07-2008, 12:36   #11
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We arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK Joli was right! Go to Columbia and stick to the coast like glue till you are 3 degrees N then turn right to Galapagos.

I did the rhumb line and paid the bloody price! Oh well, at least we were sailing and its better than a day in the office

Will write more when we're sorted out.

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Congratulations, MarkJ!

Sooo, Joli, what is that software?

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Hi, Mark

I see from your photo that Nicole has a new pet! Congratulations on making the Galapagos!
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Hey Mark,

Glad you are there! Enjoy the Galapagos. Sounds like you may have had a bit of weather work?

The software is MaxSea with a routing module.
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Hi, Mark

I see from your photo that Nicole has a new pet!
Well she can clean up the poop!

rrived home last night to fond one baby IN the cockpit! Had to pull the Anit-Sealion-Cockpit-Entry-access up and shoo him out! And he didn't weant to go! These big eyes saying "But your cockpit is nice and soft and warm, out of the wind, I want to stay!"

Anyway I finally gave the furry blob his marching orders and he flopped onto the swim platform where we dont mind them.

Well, buggered if he didint look up at us with the biggest mornefull puppy dog eyes......... then pooped everywhere!

We went snorkeling with 6 sealion pups yesterday... I will post the pics to an appropriate post tomorrow. To use words to describe swiming with these darling creatures is to know that description will be sadly lacking.


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